Lambertville, NJ (PRWEB) July 07, 2015
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of New Jersey has endorsed the high business standards and ethics on an employee benefits consultancy, including the right to display the esteemed BBB Seal in conducting its online business. That distinction of integrity, transparency and responsiveness in business practices was awarded on June 25, 2015, to Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors, which has New Jersey office locations in Lambertville, Moorestown, Shrewsbury and Livingston.
“Not every business is eligible for BBB accreditation,” reports the New Jersey bureau of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB), which strives to foster honest and responsive relations between businesses and consumers in the United States and Canada. “Businesses must meet, commit to and maintain the BBB Code of Business Practices in order to be eligible for and maintain BBB accreditation.”
“Receiving the BBB accreditation is a significant achievement, and we’ll wear it as a badge of honor,” said Peter Abitanto, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Brown & Brown, which partners with clients to develop and manage “a sustainable employee benefits program.” These benefits include group health insurance, dental plans, disability, as well as human resources and technology solutions and guidance in regulatory and compliance issues.
The ultimate goal of the Better Business Bureau in recognizing businesses that achieve and maintain these high standards is to sustain “an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other.” That includes “encouraging and supporting best practices by engaging with and educating consumers and businesses.”
Aside from recognizing role models in the business community, the BBB also recognizes unethical or substandard business practices by making them known and addressing their remedies.
In order for a business like Brown & Brown to receive this valued BBB accreditation, it must fill out a detailed application. This launches a review of the application, research of the business and its principals to verify information submitted and, when necessary, requesting proof of information. Evaluation comes after review and verification, which means that it will determine whether the applicant lives up to the standards of BBB Accreditation.
Those standards, as spelled out by the BBB, require that the applicant has:
- Built trust by exhibiting and maintaining a positive track record in the marketplace;
- Advertised honestly by adhering to established standards;
- Shown transparency through clear disclosure of policies and openly identifying the type of business, its location and ownership that might impact a consumer’s decision to buy;
- Honored promises by abiding by written and verbal agreements;
- Been responsive to customers by addressing disputes in good faith in a swift and professional manner;
- Exemplified integrity in all business dealings, including commitments that have been made, and
- Safeguarded privacy by protecting data from fraud and mishandling, collecting only information required in conducting the business at hand.